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  • nounhopelessness
  • nounrashness

synonyms for desperation

  • agony
  • anguish
  • anxiety
  • desolation
  • despair
  • discomfort
  • fear
  • gloom
  • grief
  • heartache
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • pain
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • concern
  • dejection
  • depression
  • despondency
  • disconsolateness
  • distraction
  • distress
  • pang
  • torture
  • trouble
  • worry
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antonyms for desperation

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  • cheer
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • delight
  • ease
  • happiness
  • health
  • joy
  • joyfulness
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • relief
  • advantage
  • calm
  • cautiousness
  • collectedness
  • confidence
  • peacefulness
  • security
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How to use desperation in a sentence

Even Mahomes’s improvisational theater came to suggest desperation more than imagination.
NFL DEFENSES NO LONGER DOMINATE, MAKING BUCS’ SHUTDOWN OF CHIEFS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVECHUCK CULPEPPERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A campaign so simple, it might seem, could have only come out of desperation.
CELEBRITIES HAVE ALWAYS DONE ENDORSEMENTS. NOW THEY SELL THEIR FAST FOOD ORDERS.JAMESON RICHFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
So then he started on a series of efforts, in desperation, to get the items in hand.
CONTRACTOR ADMITS HE LIED TO GET NEARLY $40 MILLION IN N95 CONTRACTS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENTRACHEL WEINERFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Plays on which win probability was below 20 percent were removed on the assumption that they were desperation calls.
SOME COACHES SHY AWAY FROM RISK IN THE PLAYOFFS. NOT ANDY REID.JOSH HERMSMEYERJANUARY 22, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
At this point, the desperation to get out of the industry is an effort to protect their mental health, they said.
‘ALWAYS ON TRAUMA MACHINE’: SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS GRAPPLE WITH BURNOUT, LEAVING THE INDUSTRYKIMEKO MCCOYJANUARY 13, 2021DIGIDAY
Maybe it’s desperation at facing down a long, harrowing winter, but I’m drawn to the sheer vitality of the Tepotztli pieces.
SOMEONE PLEASE BUY ME THIS GORGEOUS COCKTAIL SETNICK MANCALL-BITELDECEMBER 30, 2020EATER
They made a desperation play and we had a penalty on top of that.
FITZMAGIC STRIKES AGAIN AS DOLPHINS STUN RAIDERS, BUT TUA TAGOVAILOA REMAINS MIAMI’S STARTERMARK MASKEDECEMBER 27, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Out of desperation, Sheyontay Molton turned to Twitter for help after a series of events left her with no money to buy gifts for her four children.
‘WE ARE STRUGGLING’: UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS FACE A BLEAK CHRISTMASLEE CLIFFORDDECEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
It was a population for whom exploitation was also an opportunity, and desperation silenced complaints.
AS COVID-19 RAVAGED THIS IOWA CITY, OFFICIALS DISCOVERED MEATPACKING EXECUTIVES WERE THE ONES IN CHARGEBY MICHAEL GRABELL AND BERNICE YEUNGDECEMBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
The desperation in the way she cast her eyes about, as though looking for escape.
DARK SPACES ON THE MAPKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
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